Studies & Bills

Orders of Reference

An order of reference is a decision of the Senate authorizing a committee to undertake the study of an issue, bill or other matter. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. However, three committees are empowered by the Rules of the Senate to act on their own initiative without a prior order of reference from the Senate. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament; the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration; and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.

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Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act
2000-06-19
Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 3:33 PM
  • The Honourable David Collenette, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport ()
  • The Honourable Ralph E. Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister responsible for Canadian Wheat Board and Minister of Natural Resources ()
  • Mr. Arthur Kroeger, O.C., Facilitator, 1999 Grain Transportation Consultations (As an Individual)
The present state and the future of agriculture in Canada
1999-11-24
Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 8:34 AM
Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 9:07 AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 3:30 PM
  • The honorable Lyle Vanclief, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food ()
  • Mr. Doug Hedley, Senior Executive Director, Policy Branch (From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
Monday, May 15, 2000 at 1:36 PM
  • Mr. Jim Smolik, Director of British Columbia Agricultural Council and President of British Columbia Grain Producers Association (From the British Columbia Federation of Agriculture:)
  • Mr. Garry Wilbrock, Vice-President (From the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool:)
  • Mr. Jack Wilkinson, President (From the Ontario Federation of Agriculture:)
Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 9:20 AM
  • Mr. Greg Douglas, First Vice President (From the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association:)
  • Ms. Sharon McKinnon, Policy Manager (From the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association:)
Thursday, May 4, 2000 at 9:05 AM
  • Mr. Sinclair Harrison, President (From the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities:)
  • Arita Paul, Manager of Agricultural Services (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities)
Thursday, April 13, 2000 at 9:04 AM
  • Mr. Benoît Basillais, Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Bob Friesen, President (From the Canadian Federation of Agriculture:)
Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 9:02 AM
  • Lloyd Pletz, Director (From the Saskatchewan Rally Group)
Thursday, March 23, 2000 at 9:01 AM
  • Mr. Don Dewar, President (From Keystone Agricultural Producers:)
Thursday, March 2, 2000 at 8:34 AM
  • The Honourable Eugene F. Whelan, P.C. (As an individual)
Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 9:06 AM
  • Darrin Qualman, Executive Secretary (From the National Farmers Union:)
Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 9:07 AM
  • Mr. Benoît Basillais, Policy Analyst (From The Canadian Federation of Agriculture:)
  • Mr. Keith Degenhardt, First Vice-President (From Wild Rose Agricultural Producers:)
Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 9:05 AM
  • Mr. Garry Benoit, Executive Director (From the Canadian Dehydrators Association:)
  • Mr Paul Lansbergen, Communications and Member Services Officer (Canadian Fertilizer Institute)
  • Mr. Roger Larson, President (From the Canadian Fertilizer Institute:)
Thursday, December 9, 1999 at 9:05 AM
  • Mr. Lynn Jacobson, Marketing Chair (From Alberta Soft Wheat Producers Commission:)
  • Mr. Andrew Kovacs, Executive Director (From Alberta Soft Wheat Producers Commission:)
  • Mr. Peter Pepneck, President (From Alberta Soft Wheat Producers Commission:)
  • Mr. Everett Tanis, Treasurer (From Alberta Soft Wheat Producers Commission:)
The present state and the future of forestry in Canada
1999-11-24
Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 9:02 AM
  • Lloyd Pletz, Director (From the Saskatchewan Rally Group)
Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 9:05 AM
  • Mr. Garry Benoit, Executive Director (From the Canadian Dehydrators Association:)
  • Mr Paul Lansbergen, Communications and Member Services Officer (Canadian Fertilizer Institute)
  • Mr. Roger Larson, President (From the Canadian Fertilizer Institute:)
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